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Keyboard Instruments

Keyboard Instruments

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Keyboard Instruments


Music Building Room #500-A






The Keyboard Instruments major includes both the piano major and the organ major. The goal of the piano major is to cultivate the student's artistic capacity by developing musical talents through training of high-level performance techniques, built on theoretical and academic foundation.

The goal of the organ major is to train professional organists through a practical curriculum, covering both theory and practice. Church music theory and literature is also taught to develop the students' potential as church musicians. By participating in a variety of recitals such as solo recitals, regularly scheduled recitals, and ensemble recitals, students can maximize the development of their abilities.



Piano major established


Piano major reorganized into the Department of the Instrumental Music


Piano major separated as an independent department


Piano major in the Department of Instrumental Music became the Department of Piano


The Department of Piano and the Organ major in the Department of Religious Music reorganized into the Keyboard Instruments major in the Division of Instrumental Music


Piano and Organ Majors merged as the Keyboard Instruments Major

The Aim of Education

The curriculum at the Keyboard Instruments Major is designed to educate talented music professionals through intensive music training and academic study. Its goal is to foster versatile musicians who can meet the demands of the changing times and to contribute to raising the cultural standard through music.
In order to fulfill the above stated goals, the department has set out the following specific objectives :

  • Students develop their technique and musical talents with weekly practice lessons. Students also delve into various musical styles from Baroque to modern through a 30 minute practical examination each semester.
  • Students develop their performance experience and sense through master class, special class, competitions, and auditions.
  • Students gain theoretical and academic knowledge of music by studying music theory, history, and literature.
  • Through courses in piano education, computer music, and chamber music, students acquire a wide range of knowledge needed for the changing times and are given the opportunities to perform. Organ majors have the opportunity to practice playing for liturgy through the study of organ accompaniment.
Careers and Graduate School Destination
  • Piano Major
    Piano students enter the music profession as performers and teachers, or continue their studies at graduate school. Those who obtain teaching certificates are able to work as music teachers at middle and high school. Some of the graduates become administrators at musical organizations or reporters at music magazines, while others work in various fields related to musical scores or instruments. Graduates often teach private lessons or work as an accompanist for a choir. Some seek graduate musical training or overseas study programs to enhance their abilities as a performer.
  • Organ Major
    Graduates pursue many different avenues such as graduate school or studying abroad. Specifically, graduates work as choirmasters, organists, and teachers, as well as reporters or producers at the press or broadcasting industry.